4 Day Countdown To One Year Anniversary – Communication

Making Memories Countdown to One Year Anniversary Brandy & Mike

The learning how to communicate for the first time with someone who isn’t backing out, who is in this for the long haul has probably been one of the most difficult parts of our relationship for me. You see, I can talk your ear off, I am great at rambling but when it comes to having an actual conversation that could seem to be a confrontational topic I either shutdown or get defensive. It’s just how I have always been with certain topics. When it comes to a relationship, I am Mom and I am me, it’s been so many […]

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5 Day Countdown – To One Year Anniversary

About Brandy Ellen

This coming Saturday will be our one year anniversary and boy it seems like portions flew by while other days went by slowly. We have had ups and we have had downs. There are many things about this relationship that were new for both of us. For starters, I never had much luck trying to date someone who didn’t have their own kids in the past. It just wasn’t something I had felt like venturing into again. I also ended up not having such luck dating someone with kids. To be fair, it seems I have had a blend of […]

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How To Avoid Sketchy Online Daters

The dating scene can be a pretty slippery slope, and most people with dating experience would gladly vouch for that. However, when you throw the Internet into the mix, the whole thing becomes even more sketchy. See, prior to the rise of online dating sites, the entire dating process took place in person with the exception of blind dates. It usually happened in a public place like a coffee shop or a park. Someone would catch your eye and spark your attention, introduce themselves, start a conversation, and if you felt a connection with the person, you’d either ask them […]

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I Truly Love my Life

I truly do love my life, I feel blessed to have three AMAZING children. I have a roof over our heads. I have been self employed for four years. I have amazing friends and while on my dating ventures I am meeting some more amazing people. I am truly blessed. Sometimes it’s so difficult to realize what it is you are thankful for when it’s staring you in the face every day. Hidden blessings seem to be passing by me every day and yet I fail, at times, to notice them as blessings. When my two older kids, who normally […]

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An eHarmony Love Story

The series I Met My Love Online is coming along nicely, today I get to share my first story about a couple who met on eHarmony, the love story of Bill and Liz. I was living in Nashville, TN and Liz was living in Connecticut.  We were both apprehensive at first to change our profile settings to open ourselves up for long distance matches, but our dates with local matches were not very productive or successful.   For each of us, it was our last attempt to meet someone before canceling our membership.  Once we were matched, together we went through […]

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Christine & Tony’s Story of Life and Love Part 2: Tony’s Story

I’m wondering if this is going to read like True Confessions; however, it is all true and it will show that bad boys can become good boys and men really only want the same things that women do. I am 60-years-old and have been married for two years to Christine, my third wife.  She is precious to me and I have a very strong love for her. I met and married my college sweetheart in 1969, had our son in 1971 and was ‘happily’ married for almost twenty years. My profession is in retail and I manage sales people for […]

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I Met My Love Online: Staci & Alex Match.com Story & Some Advice

It’s amazing what technology has done to our world, we are now able to date from miles away or meet people just next door to us by utilizing the world wide web. Today I get to share a cute love story from a couple who met on Match.com while they both were living in LA. We are Staci & Alex – a match.com success story! My recently engaged fiance and I met online! We are very happy to say that match worked for us 🙂 We met over 2 years ago in LA via match; countless dates & a big […]

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I Met My Love Online: Gus and Brina’s Match.com Story

My husband Gus and I met online in 2005 a couple of months after my ex-husband and I separated. We emailed back and forth for a few weeks and then he disappeared – only to resurface again in October of 2006. I was dating someone else. I contacted him in March of 2007 and we met. He had been dating online for about 4 years and I was into my second year. We were happy to have finally found a match. Happily Blended asked Brina, what was the most romantic thing Gus did? Gus cried his eyes out when he […]

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Single Mom Dating, Watch Out

The dating scene can take you for a loop! From singles who are looking for a no strings attached one night stand to those singles who want to marry you within just a couple weeks of knowing you. I have experienced it all in the short while I have been dating and although I know my ex husband and I were simply not meant to continue our lives together these experiences have made me remember the good times we had as friends. So I guess I can share a story … I was talking to this guy online, he messaged […]

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Creating Happiness In Yourself

I am not going to write a Fitness Friday post today, however, feel free to visit the Wii Mommies to read up on the latest Fitness Friday posts, because they are awesome! Today I would prefer to write about creating happiness in yourself, because that is where you can start your personal success story. I have always been one to feel that true success means you are a well rounded individual who can smile often and look to the positive of any situation. In order to get to the point of being truly happy, you must be able to love […]

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